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Greek Athletics in the Roman World : Victory and Virtue.

Author/Creator:
Newby, Zahra.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (333 pages)
Series:
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation Ser.
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation Ser.
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Subjects:
Nationalism and sports -- Greece.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
The Greeks' fascination with athletics in the gymnasium and festivals such as the Olympic Games is well known. However, athletic training and festivals continued to thrive during the Roman period. This book looks at the art associated with Greek athletics to see what it meant to both Greeks and Romans during the period of the Roman Empire. It argues that athletics continued to act as a crucial sign of Greek identity as well as providing new forms of leisureactivities for the citizens of Rome.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Illustrations
Abbreviations
1. Introduction: Greeks, Romans, and Athletics in the Roman World
Part I: Athletics in the Roman West
2. Greek Athletics in the Heart of Rome
3. Visualizing Athletics in the Roman Baths
4. Idealized Statues in Roman Villas
Part II: Athletics and Identity in the Greek East
5. Training Warriors: The Merits of a Physical Education
6. The Athenian Ephebeia: Performing the Past
7. Olympia and Pausanias' Construction of Greece
8. Gymnasia, Festivals, and Euergetism in Asia Minor
9. Conclusions
Bibliography
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Newby, Zahra Greek Athletics in the Roman World
ISBN:
9780191515576
9780199279302
OCLC:
437109138